Transfer Students

In keeping with the goal of New Student Orientation, we have designed this program to meet the needs of incoming transfer students through the following:

  • Providing the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and information about campus resources and services.
  • Informing students on how to achieve academic success.
  • Encouraging interaction among current and new students to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Connection and networking with college administration, faculty and staff.
  • Introducing career planning to encourage thoughtful and informed decisions about coursework and major opportunities.
  • Informing students on topics related to financial matters which will bring attention to obligations, opportunities and responsibilities.

Register for New Student Orientation

Please take the time to register for New Student Orientation. Space is limited, making registration essential.

Orientation Date(s)

Transfer Students (Domestic) Orientation:

January 9, 2015
Please check back with us mid-December for additional information/registration for this event.

Orientation Schedule

Traditional New Student Orientation Program for Transfer Students (Domestic)

8:00 a.m. Check-in and Campus Resources Tour

New Student Orientation leaders will check students in for orientation. Once checked-in, students will be encouraged to go on a campus tour, which will be held every 15 minutes until 9:15 a.m. Tours will focus on various locations that will help integrate new students into the academic, cultural and social context of the campus.

Campus Resources and Student Services Fair: Once finished with a campus tour, representatives from key service departments will be available at a tabling effort, where students will be able to collect information and ask questions to professional staff members.  


9:45 a.m. University Welcome


10 a.m. CSUN Resources and Services

Panelists will speak briefly on various departments under two general themes: Service Centers and Research and Involvement Opportunities.

Panel 1: Service Centers and Research (10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)

The panel will cover the Career Center, Klotz Student Health Center (SHC), University Counseling Services (UCS), Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES), Oviatt Library and the Department of Police Services (DPS) / Parking & Transportation.

Panel 2: Involvement and Support Opportunities (10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.)

The panel will introduce Associated Students (AS), Matador Involvement Center (MIC), University Student Union (USU), Student Recreation Center (SRC), Pride Center and Veterans Resource Center (VRC).


11 a.m. Technology @ CSUN

Zack Hillbruner, director of user support services for CSUN Information Technology, and Technology Services staff will present on the online student portal, "Moodle," IT services and support, and CSUN network connections.      


11:15 a.m. Steps to Academic Success

Renee Martinez, academic advisor for the College of Health and Human Development, will inform students on making purposeful decisions regarding their academic career; review resources towards the process of graduating; and answer possible questions regarding academic advisement, rules, and policies.


11:45 a.m. Optional Breakout Sessions

Financial Aid & Scholarships: Sonya Adlersberg, Financial Aid Counselor with the Department of Financial Aid & Scholarships, will provide information surrounding financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Time permitting, a question and answer segment will help address specific students' needs.

Optional Campus Tour: The university orientation leaders will provide a tour for those who either missed the earlier morning's campus tour or just want additional information about CSUN. Orientation leaders assist students with navigating the campus, which will conclude at the bookstore complex.

Optional Library Tour: The Oviatt Librarians will offer tours of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library, home to the Learning Resource Center and the Learning Commons.

Optional Career Center Visit: Career Center staff will discuss the usefulness of the Career Center, including workshops offered by staff and career guidance.

Orientation Essentials

We look forward to seeing you at your New Student Orientation. Here are some essential tips and reminders:


  • Parking  If you will be driving to campus, we have made arrangements for you to park in Student Lot G3 which is located off Zelzah Ave. & Prairie St. Parking permits will be distributed at the parking kiosk once you turn onto campus from the Prairie St. entrance. Orientation leaders will be available at the Parking Lot that morning, for assistance should it be needed
  • Check-In at 8:00 AMat the University Student Union. That location can be found at campus maps please click here. Please have your photo ID. 
  • Meals include a light continental breakfast, and snacks available through the morning.
  • Contact the orientation staff at newstudentorientation@csun.edu  or call us at (818) 677-4100 and ask to speak to someone regarding TransferOrientation should you have any questions or concerns.
  •  Schedule of Classes – It may be helpful for you to bring your schedule of classes with you as you’ll have an opportunity to identify buildings with your Orientation leader
  • First time Transfer Student Checklist – To address general questions and concerns (not related to orientation) you can refer to the University's First Time Transfer Student Checklist.


Click here to review the 'First-Time Transfer Student Checklist'

2014-15 Handbook

New Student Handbook 2014-2015

Student Service Centers and Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) Advisement

Maps and Permits (Maps and permits will be able to download and print as the programming date becomes closer. Please check back this page around mid-July.)

Past Presentations


If you have any further questions, please contact the New Student Orientation staff at (818) 677-4100 or via email at newstudentorientation@csun.edu. You may also review the FAQs page for any questions you may have.

Disclaimer: The New Student Orientation website contains information authorized and available at the time of publication. Its content, including dates and fee amounts, is subject to change without prior notice or obligation.